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of full-time jobs. >> obama care is the biggest job killer in this country. >> obama care is like a wet blanket over our economy. >> premiums are going up, jobs are being lost. >> we're losing jobs because of obama care. we're losing a lot of jobs because of obama care. >> whoops. turns out they're wrong. really, really wrong. today we learned the economy added 203,000 jobs in november. that means 403,000 jobs since the health care exchanges opened in october. the unemployment rate is now down to 7%. that's the lowest in five years. when the bush recession was ravaging the economy, that's why today's news is so important. five years ago, this country was on the brink of financial ruin. between december 2007 and december 2008, economic growth dropped by $143 million. key stocks fell 33%. and the private sector shed 3.7 million jobs. at the end of the bush years, the private sector was losing jobs month after month. lending and leading to fears of depression. but there wasn't a depression. in fact, president obama's stimulus helped jump start a recovery. we've now had 45 straight months o
to destroy the country to destroy obama. whereas to succeed in a country he live f.w. de klerk was wi to see it transformed to black rule so it could be done successfully so he could have his country have a better future. reverend, i owe it to you. i think that is the key statement about what happened yesterday, the loss of mandela and what his history is about and the key statement of why this has been so poisonous the last five years. we have real people in this country with real power and status who have used that status of power to hurt the country so they could hurt the president. that's the most damming assessment i've heard and i think the truest. >> an important assessment. chris matthews, thank you. as always. you can see chris's full interview with president obama inch a reairing of "hardball" and of course catch him every day at 7:00 eastern. thank you to nick chrisoff of the "times" and reverend sharpton with the best takeaway of the last 24 hours. >> thank you. >> you can catch him every night at 6:00 p.m. eastern. coming up we'll look at nelson mandela's historic visit to the u
country december 15th. president obama has ordered the flag to be lowered to half staff through monday. he and mrs. obama plan to travel to the service and there will be a memorial at the national cathedral wednesday morning at 11:00. >>> i'm bruce leshan at the south africa embassy in d.c. where they have just announced plans for american commemoration of nelson mandela's life. there are books of condolences inside. there will be prayer vigils outside here between 7:00 and 8:00 every night until tuesday. then on wednesday there will be a service at the washington national cathedral. in south africa rain is a sign and in washington in ones and twos and sometimes more people braved the rain to leave a flower, say a prayer, take a picture in memory of the towering figure of nelson mandela. >> such an amazing model of what a human being can be. >> reporter: this embassy was once a battle ground in the fight against apartheid, the racial separation that mandela fought in south africa, which is why the new south africa erected his statue right here. >> the statue stands there because that was
his country lost its greatest son. a somber president obama hailed mandela as a leader who changed the world for the better. >> we've lost one of the most influential, pro foundly good human beings any of us will share time with on this earth. he no longer belongs to us. he belongs to the ages. >> mandela spent 27 years in prison set free in 1990, won the nobel peace prize in 1993 helping to lead south africa out of white-only rule and went on to win the presidency the next year, serving until 1999. he battled health issues with hospitalizations. starting tomorrow all flags in south africa will be flown at half staff. the white house says president obama will attend. they broke out in song outside of his home. the crowd gathered quickly after hearing news of the death. the crowd has been chanting and dancing some wearing the flag to celebrate what he did for the country. >> a new statue with fists raised in triumph is lit up in washington, d.c. every living american president is expected to attend mandela's funeral. >> new york's famed apollo theater is honoring the south african l
of what he needed to do to reconcile his country. >> thanks very much. peter, thanks to you and terrence howard, thanks as well. >>> just ahead, a better than expected jobs report shows the unemployment rate at its lowest level in five years. will president obama finally get some credit out of this? we've got the details of this terrifying landing all captured on camera. stand by. you're going to see this plane go up and down and up. stand by. life with crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis is a daily game of "what if's". what if my abdominal pain and cramps end our night before it even starts? what if i eat the wrong thing? what if? what if i suddenly have to go? what if? but what if the most important question is the one you're not asking? what if the underlying cause of your symptoms is damaging inflammation? for help getting the answers you need, talk to your doctor and visit crohnsandcolitisadvocates.com to connect with a patient advocate from abbvie for one-to-one support and education. and our giant idaho potato truck is still missing. so my dog and i we're going to go find it. it
. >>> fast food workers across the country were protesting to get paid more. the demonstrations came a day after president obama raised the federal minimum wage. workers in 100 u.s. cities called on corporate bosses to increase wages to as much as $15 an hour. so what will that mean for businesses and for those workers? hampton pearson has the story. >> reporter: the biggest push yet for higher pay started early this morning with protests and calls for a fast food worker raise in more than 100 cities, including very vocal disruptors in pittsburgh. in atlanta. >> make our wages supersized. >> reporter: and a large crowd on the move in detroit. mcdonalds is the primary target with calls from coast-to-coast for a super siesized minimum waf $15 an hour, more than double. >> my checks alone don't pay my rent a month. my rent is 1050, i get food stamps and i'm structuraling. >> if they pay us enough money, you know, during the process of it all for what we're doing here today and stuff, then we'll be able to make, you know, pay our bills, you know, and live a descent life and stuff. >> reporter:
lost its greatest son. >> reporter: shortly after president obama offered condolences. >> we have lost an influential courageous human being. >> reporter: a small corner of the country where he made a difference. he joined the congress in his country with the anc formed a resistance. he was charged with treason and life in prison. he was in one of the most remote and harsh african prisons. he was freed at 71. within a few yearsar par years apartheid ended. in 2010 south africa welcomed the first world cup. >>> a freeze warning still in effect across the bay area. this morning people bundled up. this video from the east bay, but it was like that much of the bay area. it will be a little warmer, by that we mean a little warmer. jacqueline, how is it looking now? >> reporter: very very cold, pam. there are already sub freezing temperatures. it is 28 in santa rosa. 30 in vallejo. over toward livermore 29. south bay is 30s. 36 in half moon bay. 35 in san mateo. it will only get colder. widespread frost. on your car wind shield, there could even be black ice. we will stay that way overnight.
in the country. when president obama was here a few short months ago, he talked about the ways it has the potential to be an after our strengths are linked to one another. i think that's the best way to memorialize all that he meant to us. >> we know december 15th is when will be the final good-bye, if that's appropriate to say, we'll see each other again, but the final good-bye here. i can't imagine there won't be a television set or radio on where people will gather and watch this moment that will be unmatched as far as the diversity and the range of people who sincerely say that this man changed their life, set the compass of their direction in life. >> that's so true, tamron. during the anti-apartheid moment, we used to chant all the time, the whole world is watching, here again he has made certain that the world world is watching, everyone is pausing and reflecting on what this man meant to us all. we count ourselves blessed to have lived in the shadow of his grace all of these years and it's just going to be one of those moments spoken of for years. where people ask where you we
the same things and they are frustrated. i think they thought obama would come into office and the country would be transformed. they haven't succeeded in transforming the country as they thought they would do. that makes them angry. >> they are lashing out like a child would and their vision isn't working out. that's a go theory. >> ed schultz apologized. he left me a long voicemail. he said it on tv. i think it was heart felt. >> if you read what he said about limbaugh today >> iidn't read it. >> disgusting. >> i don't pay much attention to them. >> disgraceful. he may have apologized but he's still in the business. thank you very much. factor tip of the day, one big shot anchor man was very, very afraid of thfactor. the tip, moments away. >>> factor tip of the day. a scared anchor man in a moment. first we have unique items in the billoreilly.com christmas store. first "killing kennedy" and "killing lincoln" combined together. two books at a reasonable price. you'll like them. also, usa strong gear which is flying out of here. it sends a great message. if you can get this stuff, you sho
being with us tonight here. and thank you, president obama, of course for being our guest on the "hardball" college tour. and also to the american university for hosting us. good night. >>> good evening, americans. from the north country in detroit lakes, minnesota, where it's below zero. this is "the ed show." let's get to work. >> solid hiring. >> steady progress. >> larry hein. >> mcdonald's corporation has well over the money to pay us what we deserve. >> they're protesting their salaries. >> we work too damn hard. >> waiting on that pepper, julio. >> give workers a living wage and real shot at the american dream. >> don't simply feed fish. >> give me that fish! >> what they're demanding is $15 an hour in pay. $7.25, which equates to a little more than $15,000 a year. >> we all got to start small, but not that small. >> they also want to form unions without what they call employer retaliation. >> don't give me any lip. >> fast food workers aren't just, you know, simple people. >> wants the to come out of their office and live our life for one month. do it for one month
have obama condemning inequality after running the country for five years. that's like a citizen complaining of graffiti as he holds a can of spray paint. >> wait a minute -- >> that's what i don't understand -- >> -- 20,000 jobs, construction added about 30,000 jobs -- >> this month, this month, bob, under president obama, and these are also at the bls.gov, go right there. 75% of all the jobs president obama's created, he's created 1.5 million job, 75% of those, part time. >> you keep saying he created those jobs. i keep saying his job creation started when he issued the stimulus -- >> the obama recovery -- >> the fact is, we're -- >> they even admit that. >> from the bush administration? >> what has he been able to accomplish while he's in office? >> saved us from a depression. >> they've actually had -- the government statistic, bear that out -- >> they kept us from a depression. >> you know where the real wealth gap is, it's in d.c. that wealth gap is so large, michael moore could waddle through it. >> interesting thing the administration can take credit for the stock market
of their countries. but president obama would bristle at comparisons. >> reporter: it was interesting. on that africa trip, president obama compared mandela to somebody else, to george washington, as the founder of south africa. and also in the sense that mandela stepped down from power voluntarily, just as george washington stepped down after two terms. mandela stepped down after only one. >> an important example to set. jon karl, thanks very much. >>> let's go to josh and the other top stories. >> we're going to begin with the other big story here in the u.s. major ice storm. and one of the worst in years. people from texas to kentucky are being hit the hardest as several states have, in fact, declared states of emergencies. millions could be left without power. elsewhere, so cold, in fact, in the rockies and in the upper plains, some locations are seeing temperatures of 25 below zero. ginger's forecast coming in just a moment. >>> and some big news about the economy today. the labor department reports that some 203,000 jobs were created last month. that number surpasses expectations. the unemploym
largely in poor and working class precincts. today fast food workers across the country demonstrated for a $15 an hour wage. that has been endorsed by president obama and most every other democrat. the so-called living wage issue will be a democratic hallmark next year. of course, if you give fast food workers a minimum of 15 bucks an hour, fast food prices go up for everybody. so, americans will pay more. that is a primary consideration in the debate. talking points believes the republican party must drop ideology almost entirely and concentrate on the economy and putting forth a healthcare plan that makes sense. everything else really doesn't matter. it's all about wages, jobs, and health, that's it. if the g.o.p. does not consolidate its message, it will not capitalize on mr. obama's troubles. it's as simple as that and that's the memo. now for the top story tonight, reaction, with us the former governor of alaska and vice presidential candidate sarah palin has a new book out called "great tidings and great job protecting the heart of christmas. two segments tonight. am i going wr
. and four years after his release became the country's first black president. president obama says he is one of the millions of people inspired by mandela. >> we've lost one of the most influential, courageous, and profoundly good human beings that any of us will share time with on this earth. >> now the president has ordered the flags at white house, federal buildings, and military bases to be flown at half staff until sunset on monday. >>> the time now is 6:39. and we have new details in that deadly accident that killed actor paul walker. the reason one of his fans has now been arrested by police. >>> counting down to the big game between the 49ers and seattle sea hawks. what fans should look for this sunday. >>> good morning. right now we are looking at the traffic and we have traffic on the sunol grade that looks good. but we do have some trouble spots. i will tell you where those are. >>> waking up to record breaking low temperatures once again this morning. i'm updating the very latest numbers and we'll have a comparison for you coming up. >>> welcome back to the ktvu channel 2 morning
, have a happy hour. >> i said that already. anyway, obama quoted jfk word for word. >> the bottom line is, i'm gonna need you. and the country needs you. >> that line is as powerful today as when jfc said it at his inauguration. during a tour of the white house the obama's done, sunny, flattened a little girl. >> terrible. the dog was later killed. can we see the knockdown again in slow motion, please? >> look, sherrod. >> let's keep it real, greg. keep it real. >> i don't think it is a coincidence the girl was white and the dog was black. is that dog training to attack white children? >> i don't know if it is a coincidence or not, but it did make me happier. >> is this part of the knockout game? >> the handy p cayed kid is the one who tripped the girl. he has a walker, but he scooted over and the little girl fell. >> the girl backed up and she got caught on the walker. >> of the handicapped kid. he is a good kid. he is a sweet boy, little jimmy. i know him. >> the dog came up and then she moved back and i think her foot got caught on the walker. >> but if you enhance the audio, i have
and the president has not seen his uncle in 20 years. as for omar obama, an immigration judge said he could stay in the country because he qualified for permanent residency. >>> the man once call called america's top cop back in the big apple. new york mayor elect bill deblass yo announced bill bratton as new yorks's police commissioner. he ran the police force 20 years ago and he vowed to repair the relationship between officers and minority neighborhoods amid the nypd's controversial stop and frisk program, a tactic he has embraced in the pass while the incoming mayor has criticized it, bratton said a book he read when he was 9 will guide him on his new beat. >> i checked this thing out so often that i don't think anybody else in boston ever saw it. it is a book about the new york city police department of 1956 and i loved the title "your police." in this city, i want every new yorker to talk about their police, my police, with respect and with confidence that they are going to be respected. >> bratton has led the boston and los angeles police departments. >>> pope francis bringing another big
remembered as a leader who fought against apartheid and then went on to lead his country and inspire the world. >> president obama, first lady michelle obama, the clintons, oprah will all join world leaders for mandela's state funeral next sunday. this sunday will be a national day of prayer and reflection in south africa. tuesday will be the official public memorial. here in the u.s. the president did order flags to fly at half staff until sunday in honor of the former south african president. >>> the most visual outpouring of grief and celebration of his life is taking place outside mandela's home in a suburb of johannesburg. alphonso van marsh is there. >> reporter: people streamed down the streets toward nelson mandela's johannesburg home singing songs of praise, prayer and freedom. they gathered to pay tribute to the former south african president who died at 95 surrounded by family not far from here. this man says he's not mourning. >> i get to celebrate his life. we cry among our joy and laugh and remember the good. >> reporter: some gave speeches. while others led group pra
where barack obama john kerry the mainstream media. i mean whatever some group of rebels protesters frightening freedom fighters fight for democracy are we supposed to arm them like in syria and or bomb their country back into the stone age like and libya served in iraq. some protest explode across the mainstream media with calls for intervention and others are almost totally silent when i lived in bulgaria where there have also been struggling to buildings less than a month ago. and with the conspiracy theorist but the selective coverage and slick of concern for some humans rights the rights of others. what smells a bit fishy to me. but that's just my thing. i rmb he knew you you will the rules are too high. she's not a genie. the issue could be. i don't know which one i teach students work on it from the local branch. we are and employment training you change the channel can be agreed to lead the pack. a recipient of the idp case no educational curriculum project only moved. i agree to school graduate especially low income families. the country's growing industry it's ok to cheat
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prison, from robin island. and when he triumphed and came to leave the country, eembraced his captors. there was no retribution, and president obama said he was in law school, and to see him embrace his former captives, it gave him a sense of what is possible. tonight he went back to that theme, to reconcile with those who gaoled him was a personal inspiration to him. we expect president obama to travel to south africa for the furniture. >> we'll hear more about this in the coming days. >> we have a special guest. joining us is the former deputy president of the south africa and serves as the u.n. undersecrety general and executive director of u.n. women. it is good to see you. >> good to see you. >> can you tell me what ofs it like to work in south africa, in the government. >> specifically under nelson mandela, it was - at a time when we had just gotten into government so everything was new for all of us. we were optimistic, highly motivated, and to work for someone like him, who worked around the clock, you felt that you had to be up and about doing your work, because that's what t
went on live it's and broke the sad news to his country. >> our beloved nelson mandela, the founding president of our democratic nation has departed. >> president zuma's announcement was followed within the hour by president obama from the white house. >> we've lost one of the most influential, courageous, and profoundly good human beings that any of us will share time on this earth. he no longer belongs to us. he belongs to the ages. >> part of an emotional appearance late today by president obama in the white house briefing room. nbc news correspondent roh rohit kachroo. all tonight we have seen people gathering to celebrate and sing celebrating the life of nelson mandela. while it's important to note that some will wake up to the sad news in the morning. >> reporter: that's right, brian. it is incredibly early in the morning here. almost 2:00. and many south africans haven't heard the news yet. but a few hundred of those who have came down here to nelson mande mandela's home. immediately they have gathered around us. they are singing songs from the anti-apartheid struggle. singing
to combine extraordinary generosity with power. a man adored, revered by this country. our greatest pride. s then a brand- new united states senator from illinois. here was mr. obama's reaction late today to the death. >> we have lost one of the most influential, courageous and profoundly good human beings that any of us will share time with on this earth. he no longer belongs to us, he belongs to the ages. through his fierce dignity and unbending will to sacrifice his own freedom for the freedom of others, he transformed south africa and moved all of us. >> pelley: president obama used the word "modiba" an honorary title that translates as father. major garrett at the white house tells us this evening mr. obama plans to attend the state funeral in south africa. that is likely to be in about ten days. nelson mandela will be remembered as a man who emerged from a tiny village to become a defining figure of our time. he was born on july 18th, 1918 in a village called umvezo. his mother named him holy sashava meaning troublemaker, but later a teacher renamed him nelson. he moved to johannesburg
of us could lead a country out of an era of apartheid and lead with humility. president obama, i remember the last time he came here, he came here to thank people for their support in the solidarity movement. he just came to say thank you. what a sense of humility and an awesome spirit this man had. and his spirit is going to live forever. >> i want to talk about the particularities of this man's life and some of the different chapters of it. most specifically next, i want to talk about the nature of the apartheid regime, which is so removed from us, we know it was a racist regime. but it was a truly evil and outlaw regime. and what his life in prison and in hiding looked like and how the end of that regime was brought about. so stick around. we're going to talk about that. if you're seeing spots before your eyes... it's time... for aveeno® positively radiant face moisturizer. [ female announcer ] only aveeno® has an active naturals total soy formula that instantly brightens skin. and helps reduce the look of brown spots in just 4 weeks. for healthy radiant skin. try it for a m
:10. celebrating the life of nelson mandela. president obama reacts to the death of the leader. >> and arctic air is keeping temperatures in the country low. coming up, the snow and ice wreaking havoc on the roads. >> freezing temperatures again today but clouds moving in closer maybe some rain and snow too. we'll talk about that coming up. >> and we just got an update from pg&e. a third power outage now in beech leaves more than 4,000 customers in the dark in benicia. we'll have the latest on the streets impacted plus the rest of your morning drive all coming up. ,,,,,,,, [uncle]this is hopscotch,okay? uncle go one,two,one,two,one two,one. [niece]okay! [uncle]okay? [niece]one,two three,four,five,six,seven,eight! [uncle laughing] okay,we go the other way,okay? [niece]one,two,three,four,five, six,seven! [uncle laughs]there's ten spaces,you want to try again? [uncle]yeah? history in his hands and be the arc of the moral univer towards justice. may god bls his memory and keep him in peace." president obama will attend state funeral for nelson maa in >>> for now, let us pause and give thanks for the
that continue outside nelson mandela's home in johannesburg. president obama will travel there to take part in events to honor his life. the country is planning a public memorial on tuesday. his burial takes place the following sunday. several memorial events are planned here in washington, including an official service next week at the national cathedral. shomari stone joins us live from the south african embassy in northwest washington with the latest from there. >> reporter: good evening. right now, i'm standing outside the embassy and i'm in front of the ten-foot statue of nelson mandela unveiled two months ago. let me move out the way. it continues to grow with the flowers and a lot of folks tell me they are concerned a lot of people aren't coming tonight due to the weather. it's worth mentioning folks are honoring the iconic life of nelson mandela. >> it's a -- gosh, i want to say a happy sad. >> reporter: she has mixed emotions at the south african embassy over the death of mandela. he died at 95 years old. >> i don't think he would want us to be sad, you know, he lived a full life.
. >> mandela will receive a state funeral. arrangement not yet announced but president obama is expected to fly to south africa to attend. >> well mandela impact on his country can not be overstated nor can the legacy he leaves behind for the rest of the world including here in the bay area. lee ann is in berkeley. >>reporter: june 1990 nelson mandela was released from prison few months earlier. 58,000 people packed the oakland coliseum to see and hear him. mandela delivered a message of thanks and hope. >> it is you that people of oakland, the people of the bay area who have given me and my delegation hope to continue the struggle. >>reporter: state senator hancock was on stage with mandela that day. back then she was the mayor of berkeley and the city council had already voted to sanction south africa. >> take turned out to be a movement that grew. east bay was the first place. the city of the east bay, the city of berkeley. >>reporter: our check was there as well. he's now the executive director of oakland cypress mandela training center. >> first of all i remember that he wa
country's leaders past and present. we heard from president obama last night. let's go to the white house now and hear from brianna keilar. this was a personal moment for barack obama who talked about the influence of nelson mandela when he was a young man. >> reporter: that's right, john. it was just huge. president obama was 19 years old when he first got involved with the anti-apartheid movement. the first time he gave what being call a political speech was back in 1981. he was a sophomore at occidental college when he spoke out against apartheid. for president obama, nelson mandela was a personal hero and personal idol who struggled his earliest ambitions. >> i am one of the first who grew inspiration from nelson mandela's life. my first political action, the first thing i ever did that involved an issue of policy or politics was a protest against apartheid. >> reporter: they met in person only briefly in 2005 before obama became president. the two leaders, each standing in history as the first black president of his nation, spoke occasionally by phone. president obama penned the forw
to half staff in many countries in his honor. also, president obama and the first lady will travel to south africa next week to pay their respects. >> the chp have issued a statewide amber alert for a 14 year old girl believed to have been taken by men in kennewick, washington. her name is elizabeth romero you see her on the left. she is described as 5 ft. 3 in. tall, weighing 130 lbs. with brown hair and brown eyes. selassie when a white tank top, dark pants and was carrying a backpack and a pink purse. police say that she was taken by 19 year-old eduardo flores rosales on the right on wednesday afternoon. he is a hispanic man standing by feet 9 in. tall, weighing a 200 lbs. with black hair and brown eyes. he was last seen driving and early 2000 green for the escape. they may be passing through the bay area enroute to mexico. >> a former judge will conduct an independent review of alleged harassment of an african-american student at san jose state. those claims of harassment sparked outrage on the campus. the university president will lead a task force. it will determine what exis
apartheid in south africa to the battle over obama care. >> he was fighting against some great injustice. i would make the argument we have a great injustice going on right now in this country with an ever-increasing size of government that has taken over and is controlling people's lives and obama care is front and center in that. >> ryan, what gives? >> i think we have to add apartheid -- >> f.w. de klerk, such a better person than mitch mcconnell. >> we have to add apartheid to that list of issues you shouldn't compare in modern american politics -- >> right. naziism, slavery, apartheid. >> there are issues that were unique historically and no matter how bad you think things are in american politics right now, comparisons are never going to be apt. >> nelson mandela supported universal health care. i think the comparison, like the pope, i think the comparison is kind of -- >> i would tell you this. i think neither side should be using the man, a dead man, deceased man we are honoring to make cheap political shots. >> amen to that. ana, ryan, neera, you guys continue in the green room. >>
system. the white minority ruled the country enjoying riches and the black majority lived in abject poverty. in 1990 the government under heavy pressure at home and from around the world released nelson mandela and dismantled apartheid. president obama will travel to south africa to pay his respects to mandela ordered the flags flown at half staff. >> this morning, prince william is remembering mandela as an extraordinary and inspiring man, the duke and duchess were guests at london premiere of "mandela, a long walk to freedom," when they received wore the leader had died. rinse william expressed his sympathies as he live theater with kate and a moment silence was held after the final credits. >> musician richie was the first to tweet about the leader. when mandela made the tour of the united states in 1990 richie actually served we as his fashion stylist and was if charge of updating the look after three decades in prison. in the bay area, many petroleum -- petroleum who had the honor of seeing him in person are remembering the leader. he inspired tens of thousands during an appear
and end up uninsured on january 1st would send obama care back into pr hell. it was a small percent, 5% in this country getting purged off their insurance carriers because of being on plans that were unacceptable to the bottom line foundation of the aca. so if january 1st rolls around and as politico points out that those people exist as uninsured and problematic, is that another pr problem? >> i think you're dealing in large part in semantics there, thomas. because a lot of those people, they did have policies that didn't meet the minimum standards. that's just not a theoretical discussion. there's a reason you have minimum standards. there are people out there who have insurance that's an illusion. they have annual and lifetime caps. there's so many people out there with what i call phony insurance policies and the fact that they're going to lose those policies sooner or later i think is a good thing. because what we're up to here is we are strengthening the health care system in this country. we're strengthening the hospitals that end up eating all of that uninsured care that they e
, equality, and freedom. >> in the u.s., the white house flag is at half staff today. president obama made a statement from the white house last night. classes journey from to a president embodied the promise that human beings and countries can change for the better. his commitment to transfer power and reconcile with those who jailed him is an example all humanity should aspire to, whether in the lives of nations or our own personal lives. the fact that he did it all with and thed good humor ability to it knowledge his own imperfections, only makes the man that much more remarkable. said, "i am not a saint, unless you think of a saint as a sinner who keeps on trying. " >> that gets to the heart of his humility. he did so much good but he struggled with his own short humming. bono and morgan freeman knew all about that. >> he does not feel like a big success we all hold him up as. he thinks of himself, personally, deep inside, as a failure. because of his family life. he could not do both. >> south africa became his family. >> yes. so, his obligations to his son, it weighs on him today. >>
the mandela home, south african president went on live television and broke the news to his country. >> fellow south african, our beloved nelson mandela, the founding president of our democratic nation has died. >> the news was followed by president obama at the white house. >> we've lost one of the most influential, courageous and profoundly good human beings any of us will share time with on this earth. he no longer belongs to us. he belongs to the ages. >> part of ap emotional appearance late today by president obama in the white house briefing room. nbc news correspondent based in south africa was outside the mandela home when the news broke and remains there tonight and ro hip, all night tonight we have seen video of people gathering to sing and celebrate the life of nelson mandela, while it's important to remember a lot of south africans are still going to wake up to the sad news in the morning. >> reporter: that's right, brian. it is in credcredibly early in morning here, almost 2:00 o'clock and many south africans haven't heard the news yet. a few hundred of those who have came down he
of the man? what did he mean to his country? >> el with, he -- well he means. i think the challenge is to live up to the example as he set, as president obama indicated. what was great about mandela was his respect for the rule of law. think about it for just a moment. 27 years in jail on an ill legitimate situation, his advisor said no no no you can't do it, you can't appear on this case of rugby and discrimination, a libel set of some sort, it was that stubborn sense of fairness which kept the process on track. and we americans owe him and the country of south africa a great debt. because nothing would have torn this country apart in the 1970s or perhaps in the '80s but a race war in south africa. so all i want to do is celebrate this wonderful, wonderful man. >> i actually want to pick up ou had been appointed by an african american president, you had seen the current day legacy of nelson mandela in south africa. how did it resonate? >> it resonated incredibly --hie country. you know from people on the street to people in government. everyone aspires to live up to the legacy he l
accusations of violence against protesters. so where barack obama john kerry the mainstream media. i mean whatever some group of rebels protesters frightening freedom fighters fight for democracy are we supposed to arm them like in syria and or bomb their country back into the stone age like and libya served in iraq. some protest explode across the mainstream media with calls for intervention and others are almost totally silent when i lived in bulgaria where there have also been struggling to buildings less than a month ago. and with the conspiracy theorist but the selective coverage and slick of concern for some humans rights the rights of others. watts was a bit fishy to me. but that's just my thing. i am he makes the world programming for globally minded people. sponsors and underwriters local contact test sponsors to any team that works done or seven at three seven seven o seven one four seven. you knew you that. i know. would we. i just sit still and i first experienced it when i was eighteen or nineteen and i didn't discover modern dance until college. and he was in college they re
. tributes are coming in from around the world. here is president obama. >> sacrificing his own freedom for the freedom of others. he transformed south africa and moved all of us. his journey from a prisoner to a president embodied the promise that human beings and countries can change for the better. the commitment to transfer power and reconcile with those who jailed him is an example that all humanity should aspire to. >> he joined the african national congress and worked to oppose apartheid. he would be sentenced to life in prison and remained behind bars for 27 years for being released. once a free man, he was able to negotiate an end to apartheid rule and become the first elected black president of south africa and a global icon for reconciliation. nelson mandela is the subject of the latest film that hit theaters this weekend. i am joined with more. >> harvey weinstein has put out a statement on its passing. one of the privileges of making movies is immortalizing those that have had a profound impact on humanity. i was fortunate to have been immersed in his story and legacy. some
with a product that has not been discussed which will accomplish the objective of putting this country on a fiscally sustainible path for the long term, >> remarks by president obama at the white house hanukkah reception. that is followed by french opposition leader on the european debt crisis and other issues. alliance for health reform will host a discussion on how medicare costs will be affected by new hospital nation classifications. you can see that discussion friday on c-span 2. span 3, former utah governor jon huntsman and former indiana governor will talk about bipartisanship. >> i am a combat vet. i served in the navy for seven years before i was medically retired. hands andboth of my had to have my hands rebuilt. i am 100% disabled. my life expectancy is less than two years. my husband is my primary caregiver. i do not need anything from the v.a. any longer. my claim took four years to adjudicate. the entire claim was submitted fully developed in its entirety before i was even discharge from the navy. -- we are here to make sure the panel will understand are notes like my own
for creating a pathway to freedom for all of us, a message that is being heard here and in other countries as well. michaela? >> very moving indeed. erin mclaughlin, thank you for that. >> the tributes are pouring in from all over the world this morning. president obama had some very, very poignant words to honor the late president of south africa. he actually invoked words that were used at president lincoln's funeral. >> he no longer belongs to us. he belongs to the ages. through his fierce dignity and bending will to sacrifice his own freedom for the freedom of others, madiba transformed south africa and moved all of us. his journey from a prisoner to a president embodied the presence that human beings and countries can change for the better. his commitment to transfer pour and reconcile for those who jailed him set an example that all humanity took inspire to whether the lives of nations or our own personal lives. the fact did he it all with grace, with humor, and the ability to acknowledge his own imperfections only makes the man that much more remarkable. >> well said. the president
in washington and around the country, flags are at half staff to pay tribute to africa's first black president. president obama has ordered flags to remain at half staff until monday. it is friday morning. we are going to take your calls and reflections on nelson mandela. our phone lines are open. republicans, (202) 585-3881. democrats, (202) 585-3880. and our line for independents, (202) 585-3882. mail,an send us an e- journal@c-span.org or you can send us a tweet, @cspanwj. [video clip] i am not a saint unless you think of a saint as a sinner who keeps on trying. i am one of the countless millions who drew inspiration from nelson mandela's life. my first political action, the that thing i ever did involves politics was a protest against apartheid. his works and his writings. the day he was released from prison, a gave me a sense of what human beings can do when they are guided by their hopes and not their fears. globe, iany around the cannot imagine my own life without the example that nelson mandela set. as i live, i will do what i can to learn from him. president as he paid tribute to nels
to the apartheid regime was divided in this country and many other nations. you look at say the early origins of investment campaign where a young barack obama as a student was involved, many other young idealists and international humanitarians but it was not seen at the time as a way to actually break the regime. it was seen as first a symbolic step and then got traction. the international program against the apartheid regime was a huge factor. walk us through that. >> that's right. it took a long time to gain motion. it seemed idealistic at the beginning, like many younger obama, i remember taking part myself in the protest on college campuses. and but it gained speed, just because so many people caught onto it. in a sense it was the last really coherent global social protest movement. and of course, it was all rallying around mandela. i can remember very well from those days, free mandela was the great rallying cry as sit-ins and protests were formed on these campuses. so it really in the end had the impact that it was intended to have, not something you can see about most protests. >> in
, as south african president jacob zuma put it today, the country's greatest son. >> this is the moment of our deepest sorrow. our nation has lost his greatest son. >> shortly after the news of nelson mandela's death reached the white house, president obama said this. >> i am one of the countless millions who drew inspiration from nelson mandela's life. my very first political action, the first thing i ever did that involved an issue or a policy or politics was a protest against apartheid. i would study his words and his writings. the day he was released from prison gave me a sense of what human beings can do when they are guided by their hopes and not by their fears. we will not likely see the likes of nelson mandela again. so it falls to us, as best we can, to forward the example that he set to make decisions not guided by hate but by love. never discount the difference that one person can make, to strive for a future that is worthy of his sacrifice. for now, let us pause and give thanks for the fact that nelson mandela lived. a man who took history in his hands and bent the arc of th
. and thank you, president obama, of course for being our guest on the "hardball" college tour. and also to the american university for hosting us. good night. >>> good evening, americans. from the north country in detroit lakes, minnesota, where it's below zero. this is "the ed show." let's get to work. >> solid hiring. >> steady progress. >> larry hein. >> mcdonald's corporation has well over the money to pay us what we deserve. >> they're protesting their salaries. >> we work too damn hard. >> waiting on that peer
the country already are poised to gain coverage on january 1st. some for the very first time. >> all right. welcome back to "the kudlow report." that, of course, president obama on his obama care marketing blitz, leading up to the fast approaching december 23rd sign-up deadline. now that's a mere 18 days away. now, here's the fact. enrollment needs to double by december 23rd, just to hit obama's half million mark. and another fact, to date, it is estimated that some four to five million americans have had their current health care policies canceled. a lot more folks will have lost health insurance than have gained it under obama care. that looks like the forecast. anyway, let's talk. we have democratic strategist steve mcmahon and emily miller, "washington times" opinion page senior editor. emily, go to you first. welcome. thank you for coming on the show. by the time we get to that week, december 23rd to january 1st, are there going to be more uninsured than insured? is the table going to be turned against obama care? >> absolutely, larry. this house of cards that is obama care is falling
, themselves, say that those words are not sufficient enough to describe what he has done for this country, wolf. >> i against the whole country is getting ready for a lot of world leaders including president obama to come to south africa to pay their respects. what are you seeing and feeling there in anticipation of all of these world leaders coming there? >> well, there most certainly is the sense of appreciation and pride that a south african leader like nelson mandela put this country into the spotlight, and that his passing away is causing this attention, these global leaders to come into the country itself. there's also a sense amongst people that perhaps this celebration, this aura of celebration is going to morph into a much more somber atmosphere, especially as we get closer and during the days when he is actually being buried, the day when of course that memorial for him is going to be taking place. this has really been a moment for so many that we've been speaking to, to really feel that sense of pride in the country that's prided their country gave birth to an individual to suc
chunk of the country, and we'll also take a look at msnbc's coverage of president obama, also the resignation of martin b bashir. it's all ahead, "happening now." bill: see you top of the hour. happy friday to you. jon: happy friday to you, bill -- bill: what? martha: more later. we'll have the rest of that sentence. bill: ice, snow, and subzero temps, some are saying it's the worst ice storm we've seen in four years. what you can expect where you live today. >> we got an e-mail indicating substantial ice buildup, possib and, obviously, you can see the ice already forming on the vehicles. so safety first. bill: fox extreme weather alert, that nasty winter storm the scene in oklahoma city now, and check that out. a crippling ice storm creating conditions on the roads that will be hazardous. wind chills plunging, some areas to -30 degrees. maria molina's been waiting for this all week. here it is. >> reporter: hi, bill, that's right. we've been talking about this storm, and it's already moving across the country, and it's left behind some very, very dangerously cold wind chill t
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